Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Gillmor Gang probes Sun's strategy

The Gillmor Gang probes the business and technology strategies promoted by Sun President Jonathan Schwartz. The Gang asks Schwartz about open-source Solaris, utility computing, the shift to services, the role of the CIO and about where Sun is placing its bets....

November 29, 2004 by ZDNet

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Do too many cooks spoil the Wikipedia?

The Wikipedia is an "open source" encyclopedia available free to anyone and--and this is the crucial, mysterious part--written and edited by anyone, too. So far it's accumulated 300,000+ articles on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology.

November 29, 2004 by ZDNet

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Oracle vs. PeopleSoft case heading into overtime

The news that Judge Leo Strine has postponed the decision in Oracle's takeover attempt of PeopleSoft replayed the same thought I had near the end of a triple-overtime NBA basketball game last night in Oakland; ok, enough is enough, somebody please win already.

November 24, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Supercomputer or a nice ride?

With the price of supercomputing tumbling (you could acquire one of IBM's new Blue Gene supercomputer for a starting price of $1.5 million), businesses need to make choices.

November 23, 2004 by ZDNet

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Renegotiate software license deals now

Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered.

November 23, 2004 by ZDNet

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Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson's redesigned website, Release 1.0 (a property of CNET Networks), has a new section called 'Fresh Produce' which features content that's lighter and more frequent than Release 1.

November 22, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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